The PCTV HD Stick External USB HDTV Tuner from Pinnacle allows you to receive over-the-air HDTV broadcasts right onto your desktop. The tuner features an external USB interface, and integrated TV tuning. The device also supports standard definition broadcast and cable television signals, making it an extremely versatile solution. It allows you to watch, record and playback recorded video, making it an excellent addition to your Media Center PC or notebook.
This USB tuner adds an HDTV tuner to your computer, letting you take full advantage of the high-quality format. Network HDTV broadcasts are available over the air for free in most areas. In many cases, all you'll have to do is connect an HDTV antenna to the card to receive the signal.
The tuner comes bundled with software, which features an Electronic TV Programming Guide. Users can schedule TV recording by searching for keywords or using an electronic program guide. You can even schedule recording of an entire season of a TV show with a single click.
You can easily archive your recorded media to DVD to help you conserve hard drive space. You'll even be able to record video directly to DVD.
Computer: Pentium 4 2.4GHz, Pentium M 1.3GHz or AMD Athlon 64 processor (for HDTV reception, a Pentium 4 2.8GHz, Pentium M 1.7GHz, or equivalent AMD Athlon 64 processor is recommended)
Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista
Memory: 256MB (512MB recommended); 512MB (1GB recommended) for Vista
Hard Drive: 20GB recommended for HD recording
Graphics: DirectX 9 Graphics Card
Sound: DirectX 9 Sound Card
Hardware: USB 2.0, CD-ROM drive